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(Jiyugaoka - Cafe). 3718-4203
This charming little cafe occupies a traditional Japanese garden on a quiet Jiyugaoka side street. The menu offers green tea, coffee, and traditional Japanese sweets. Note the early closing time (6:30pm).
Jiyugaoka 1-24-23. Open 11am-6:30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Great espresso and drip coffee, and fresh-roasted beans to take away.
Okusawa 5-1-4. Open 9am-7pm. Closed Tuesdays.
(Jiyugaoka - Wine bar). 3718-6448
There's a bar menu of simple pastas, terrines and salads, plus a more elaborate French menu if you want a full meal. Wines range from Y3,800-32,000, with eight served by the glass.
Jiyugaoka 1-25-3. Open noon-3, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
A branch of one of Tokyo's best kushiage chains. (Kushiage is deep-fried meat, seafood and vegetable morsels served on skewers.)
Jiyugaoka 1-13-10, Yamada Bldg. 3F. Open 5-9:30pm daily.
This Jiyugaoka whiskey specialist boasts an astounding list (around 800 varieties), with new bottles arriving almost daily. The bar also features a different "guest beer" on tap weekly. Old-fashioned favorites like shepherd's pie and haggis are available in addition to less traditional items like Tuscan sausage and anchovies with celery. Budget around Y8000.
Jiyugaoka 1-26-9, Mikasa Bldg. 5F. Open 6pm-2am. Closed Tuesdays.
(Jiyugaoka - Hungarian). 3717-4790
Hungarian cooking; full-course dinners are Y3000-5000.
Jiyugaoka 1-28-8, Jiyugaoka Depaato 3F. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm. Closed Wednesdays.
The Jiyugaoka branch of a popular Kichijoji chicken specialty shop.
(Jiyugaoka - Japanese). 5731-8251
Good, healthy cooking based on organic vegetables and high-quality seasonal ingredients. The menu ranges from vegetable sushi on brown rice to parma ham and rucola pizzas; they also serve a number of gourmet pork dishes. Budget around Y4500 at dinnertime.
Jiyugaoka 2-8-20. Open 11am-5, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
(Jiyugaoka - Italian). 3718-5084
Great pizzas from a wood-burning oven and only the finest mozzerellas from this small, very casual pizzeria.
Jiyugaoka 2-14-2. Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
(Jiyugaoka - Spanish). 3722-2073
Okusawa 5-28-15. Open 5-10pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
This basement bar and live-music spot offers a menu of Cajun-style dishes, including gumbos and jambalaya.
(Jiyugaoka - Cafe). 5483-4600
If you're having a busy afternoon in Jiyugaoka, perhaps shopping for designer napkin rings and artisanal salt, Lobros is the perfect spot for a refreshing tea break. Located inside Trainchi, the very tasteful housewares shopping complex alongside the Tokyu tracks, Lobros is airy and spacious, with a big outdoor terrace. The music is bouncy vocal jazz, and the decor is California casual, with an open kitchen, candles on the tables and lots of plants. [See FULL REVIEW
Okusawa 5-42-3, Trainchi 1F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.